The Fodor's guidebook says about the Alcântara Café: "Locals bring visitors here to impress them—it rarely fails. The café's mix of wood, leather, velvet, and steel elements combine to evoke a Lisbon of the 1920s. Portuguese dishes dominate the menu; try the prawns in lemon sauce. There's a large wine list, too, and a splendid bar if you want to sip an aperitif or stay on after dinner—drinks are served until 2 AM. The restaurant is near the Ponte 25 de Abril and close to the nightlife of the Doca de Santa Amaro; the kitchen is open until 1 AM."
Fodor's seems to completely overlook the unique urinal fixture that serves the restaurant: an angled, mirrored urinal wall, sprinkled with a mini-waterfall from the top. A must-see on any trip to Portugal.